Come and find out why Bache-Martin offers one of the best elementary school educational experiences in Center City Philadelphia.

Updated January 19, 2017

Kindergarten Open House Dates​

​​We offer three formal open houses throughout this school year for prospective parents starting at 8:30 am in the Martin auditorium.  Most open houses last approximately an hour and a half and include a tour of our facility:

  • Nov 3rd 2016
  • March 7, 2017
  • May 9, 2017

Informal school tours


In addition to the formal open houses, informal school tours will be offered on a monthly basis. Dates for these informal tours for the 2017-2018 school year will be

  • Tuesday, December 6 - 8:30am
  • Wednesday, January 18 - 8:30am
  • Wednesday, February 22 - 8:30am

Come out and meet parents, teachers, and the Principal and learn about the exciting things that are happening at Bache-Martin:

  • Computers in every classroom, plus 32 new Apple computers in the Computer Lab, and four mobile laptop carts (30 laptops each)
  • Upgraded Cybrary
  • Excellent Teachers
  • Wonderful Music Program
  • Unique After School Program
  • Interior Courtyards for Play and NEW Outdoor Learning Lab and Garden
  • Brand New Science Lab
  • Separate Gymnasium, Cafeteria and Auditorium
  • Active Home & School Association


To enroll your child at Bache-Martin, you must bring the following information to the Main Office at Bache Martin.

  • Child's name
  • Parent/Guardian ID (Current Driver’s License/ Non-Driver’s License, Federal, State or Municipal employment photo identification, or Passport)
  • Child's current immunization record
  • Child's original birth certificate (no copies), or other acceptable proof of date of birth ( click here to see other options ).
  • TWO proofs of residency (Morgage, deed, tax statement, for additional ways to prove  residency click here )

Registration for 2017-18 begins February 28 through May 31, 2017 Monday through Thursday from 9-11:30am.  Other times available by appointment.

Please review the   Boundary Map  before enrolling your child to determine whether you live within the Bache Martin catchment area.

Families living outside the official catchment area should visit the School District of Philadelphia's Office of Student Placement website  for information about how to apply to Bache-Martin.

Please follow the School Selection Process.  The process is now online; applications were accepted between September 29th, to November 11th 2016, at 5:00 PM, for September 2017 admission.
Updated January 19, 2017

Future Tiger Playdates!

Prospective Kindergarten 2017 (and up!) parents, please join us for our monthly playdates; where your child can meet their future classmates, and you can meet your future parent colleagues. 

Next playdate will be on Saturday, June 24th at 11am, at the Play Pen (22nd and Brown)

Kids who are already in school at Bache, or those considering the school as a future option, are more than welcome too! If you would like to be added to the mailing list, or want more details of our next playdate, please contact Dana .

Kindergarten 2016-2017 - Meet and Greet!

Welcome to Kindergarten little Tigers!

Want to meet future classmates, teachers, and other parents? Please join us for this year's Meet and Greet!

Monday, September 12, 4:30pm-6:30pm 
                                 at
Eastern State Penitentiary playground
(corner of 22nd and Brown Street)

See you there!

Middle School Open Houses​​

The next Middle School Open House will be on Friday, May 19th from 9-10:30 am.

...did you know that last year (2015-2016) our students had an 80% acceptance to a Special Admission or City Wide High School (or waitlisted)? This year the number is  88%.

Come and have a look at the classrooms in action, hear from the teachers about their curriculum, and participate in our Q and A session!

Pre-Kindergarten

Pre-K families should visit the Office of  Early Childhood Education  for information regarding enrolling your pre-K child in school.

If you have any further questions feel free to email us.